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August 26, 2020

Composting and Compostable Packaging - Ubuntoo White Paper Abstract

The market for compostable packaging and products has been growing the world over and it’s only getting bigger. One of the most prominent factors influencing the growth of compostable packaging is that many global CPG companies (Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, Clorox, P&G, etc.) have made corporate commitments to reduce their packaging waste. Typically, the commitment is to make a company’s packaging 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. Given the current challenges associated with recycling multilayer laminate packaging, or other types of barrier packaging, companies see compostable packaging as a viable option for addressing issues of plastic pollution in oceans and on land.  

However, as outlined in this white paper with a special focus on North America, compostable packaging currently only adds value for composters in situations where it can help divert increased amounts of food waste. Though there are limited benefits of compostable packaging, there are several challenges that come alongside the solution.  

Learn about solutions, news, context, best practices, and challenges associated with compostable packaging in Ubuntoo's compostable packaging GreenHouse HERE. In order to access the full report, you will need to upgrade your membership from subscriber to member HERE


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